2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
MSPT Sycuan $1,110 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2
MSPT Sycuan $1,110 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Trung Le Leads After Day 1c of MSPT Sycuan Casino $1,100 Main Event

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Trung Le
Trung Le

Registration closed on Day 1c with 327 runners, which along with 1a's 131 and 1b's 218 brought the total field up to 676 runners for the first-ever MSPT Showdown Series $1,100 Main Event at San Diego's Sycuan Casino.

After a little over 14 levels of play on Day 1c, the field was whittled down to the final 35 players with Trung Le and his stack of 670,000 leading the way. That is ahead of Day 1b chip leader Alex Greenblatt (400,000) but well behind that of Day 1a chip leader Adam Friedman (816,000).

Others to bag on Day 1c were Jesse Jones (638,000), Ryan Adams (468,000),, Rich Lanes (451,000), George Kalfayan (406,000), who round out the top five. Others to advance were Eli Lowenthal (316,000), Johnny Madrid (304,000), Jason Kapoor (253,000), Andrew Moreno (166,000), and Allen Kessler (85,000).

Among those to fall on Day 1c were MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Alsup, WSOP bracelet winner Ben Moon, Nick Yunis, Sean Yu, PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt, Christina Read, Greg Geller, Jared Griener, Marty Gorenc, and Minnesota’s Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, the only man to have cashed every season of the MSPT since 2009.

The surviving players from all three flights (15 from Day 1a, 31 from 1b, and 35 from 1c) will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday and play down to a winner. PokerNews will be there every step of the way to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.

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End-of-Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Trung Le us
Trung Le
us 670,000 100,000
Jesse Jones us
Jesse Jones
us 638,000
Ryan Adams us
Ryan Adams
us 468,000
Rich Lanes US
Rich Lanes
US 451,000
George Kalfayan us
George Kalfayan
us 406,000 36,000
David Toscano us
David Toscano
us 355,000
Andrew Wall us
Andrew Wall
us 333,000 223,000
Eli Loewenthal us
Eli Loewenthal
us 316,000 -24,000
Austin Srur us
Austin Srur
us 304,000 -206,000
Jonathan Madrid US
Jonathan Madrid
US 304,000
Zach Gutierrez us
Zach Gutierrez
us 300,000
Ron Oeding US
Ron Oeding
US 264,000
Daniel Mason US
Daniel Mason
US 260,000 260,000
Jason Kapoor us
Jason Kapoor
us 253,000 8,000
Andrew Gay us
Andrew Gay
us 217,000 17,000
Tony Galanti us
Tony Galanti
us 203,000 73,000
Aaron Messmer us
Aaron Messmer
us 200,000
Jose Araya us
Jose Araya
us 195,000
Anthony Potis us
Anthony Potis
us 188,000 -124,000
Kiley San Martin US
Kiley San Martin
US 183,000
Erwin Dinsay us
Erwin Dinsay
us 169,000
Abbas Alikhani US
Abbas Alikhani
US 168,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 166,000 -59,000
Alejandro Jauregui us
Alejandro Jauregui
us 154,000
Antonio Modacure us
Antonio Modacure
us 150,000 30,000

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Five More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play five more hands in Level 15 before bagging and tagging on Day 1c. Stay tuned for a list of survivors with chip counts as well as a short recap of the day's action.

Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Eli Loewenthal Sends One to the Rail Late

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Eli Loewenthal
Eli Loewenthal

After a player opened for 11,000 and another three-bet jammed for 43,000, Eli Loewenthal four-bet shoved from the small blind with the biggest stack. The original raiser folded and the two live hands were turned on their backs.

Eli Loewenthal: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Loewenthal was well out in front and improved his lot when the {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop gave him a set. However, the {k-Clubs} turn made things interesting by giving his opponent a club flush draw. It didn't come in though as the {j-Diamonds} peeled off on the river instead.

Eli Loewenthal us
Eli Loewenthal
us 340,000

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Antonio Modacure Gets Lucky to Double Through Danny Stevermer

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Antonio Modacure
Antonio Modacure

Antonio Modacure was all in preflop for his last 54,000 and in dire straits against Danny Stevermer.

Antonio Modacure: {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Danny Stevermer: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

Madacure was dominated but lady luck smiled upon him when the flop came down {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Neither the {5-Diamonds} turn nor {7-Diamonds} river changed a thing and Modacure shipped the double.

Stevermer was left with just 25,000 and went bust a few hands later.

Antonio Modacure us
Antonio Modacure
us 120,000 120,000
Danny Stevermer US
Danny Stevermer
US Busted

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MSPT Sycuan Main Event Closes w/ 674 Entrants!

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Registration closed on Day 1c with 327 runners, which along with 1a's 131 and 1b's 216 brought the total field up to 674 runners for the first-ever MSPT Showdown Series $1,100 Main Event at San Diego's Sycuan Casino.

Tournament officials are currently calculating the official payouts, which we'll publish just as soon as they become available.

Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Pocket Rockets Propel Andrew Gay to a Double

Chad_Holloway • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante
Andrew Gay
Andrew Gay

Andrew Gay opened with a raise from under the gun only to have the player in the cutoff three-bet to 20,000. Action folded back to Gay and he four-bet jammed for 97,000, which his opponent called.

Andrew Gay: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Opponent: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Gay had the superior pocket pair and it held strong as the board ran out a lowly {5-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

Andrew Gay us
Andrew Gay
us 200,000

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